Freedom ISO Running Shoe
Since 1898, Saucony has been creating and inovating. So it should come as no surprise that Men's Freedom ISO Running Shoe is a direct combination of creative design and innovative, dynamic performance. That being said, the Freedom ISO is designed specifically for long-distance runs and offers an unencumbered approach to running, allowing you to make the most of your miles rather than be held back by a pair of crummy running shoes.
To differentiate the Freedom from the rest of the Saucony lineup, designers equipped withe shoe with a truly unique and, well again, innovative (to say the least) midsole. This technology consists of a full-length TPU that Saucony has dubbed "Everun." And while Everun certainly isn't a new technology by any means (as Saucony has been using it as an insert, if you will, in their midsoles for years now), there's very few other companies or Saucony-specific shoes that feature a full-length TPU midsole.
Granted, that's all fine and dandy but if you're more of a facts-first kind of person, read on. The Freedom's Everun midsole provides 83% more energy return, three times more durability than conventional EVA foam, and offers more dependable cushioning at cold temperatures. That's a pretty alright combination if you ask us. Additionally, the Freedom has a neutral construction, 4mm drop, and caters to runners with high to normal arches. This design combination helps encourage a natural stride. Meanwhile, the Isofit upper consists of a mesh material that not only breathes well for passive ventilation, but it also provides a snug fit for a barely-there feel. Reflective accents on the Freedom enhance overall visibility when running in low-light conditions, and the reinforced edge at the toe's perimeter doubles down on the shoe's longevity. And, not to mention, the Freedom is equipped with a flexible crystal rubber that's more durable than blown rubber, so you're able to tack on the miles, confidently.
- A truly innovative shoe suited for long-distance running
- Breathable mesh upper promotes ventilation
- Heel brace offers structural support
- Full-length TPU midsole provides enhanced energy return
- Rubber outsole maintains traction and durability
- 4mm drop and neutral support lend a effortless gait
- Q & A
Light and bouncy road running shoe
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 11
Just got my boyfriend his second pair of Freedom ISO's. They are super light and the Everun midsole is bouncy and supportable. Love that they are also more of a neutral shoe with only a 4mm drop to help your feet function the way they were made to.
Like walking on a cloud
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: 12
When I first put these shoes on I was blown away! The comfort in them is beyond words. They are very light and look amazing. I couldn't have been happier with my selection of shoes. Unfortunately, they run small and the next size up wasn't available. Otherwise, I would be the proud owner of the Freedom Running Shoe.
Not for Thin Feet
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: 11
These shoes felt great when I first put them on, but as soon as I started running in them I ran into issues. I’m not sure if it’s just because I have thinner feet or what the issue was, but after about a mile and a half the bottoms of my feet were on fire. I run pretty regularly so my feet do have callouses from my other shoes, but these just rubbed the bottom of my feet raw. Again it may be because I sized these incorrectly, but my foot just kept sliding all over the place causing tons of blisters after only a few miles. They were also very squishy which may be part of the reason I was getting so many blisters. Every time I took a step I could feel friction on the soles of my feet.
I usually wear a 10.5 but I sized up to the 11s because my toes touched the end of the shoe in the 10.5s but I’m not sure sizing up was the correct thing to do since it caused so much slippage.